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July 20, 2015

Google+ Photos, Discontinued

Google announced that Google+ Photos will no longer be available in a few weeks, so everyone will have to switch to Google Photos. "In an effort to ensure everyone has the best photos experience we can deliver, on August 1st we'll start to shut down Google+ Photos - initially on Android, and soon thereafter on the Web and iOS." Google has recently discontinued the Google+ Photos app for Chrome.


Google Photos was launched 2 months ago and there are many missing features. For examples, some powerful editing features from Google+ Photos for desktop are not yet available in Google Photos, global Auto Enhance is missing and you can't cast photos, organize albums, edit location and date taken or tag people in Google Photos.

Since both services are 2 interfaces that show almost the same photos and videos, you can find most of your files in Google Photos. Apparently, photos shared in Blogger and Hangouts are only available in Picasa Web Albums, for now. If you don't like Google's new service, there's always Google Takeout, which lets you export all your photos and videos.

1 comment:

  1. Totally crippling situation that the photo-albums are not in Google+ anymore. Why Just not totally DITCH Google+.

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